MINI of Pittsburgh Says Give A Little, Get A Lot

Give and you shall receive.

At least that is what we are saying at MINI of Pittsburgh this holiday season.

This is a great time of year to volunteer and help spread some holiday cheer to the less fortunate.

We also realize that, at the same time, it is one of the busiest times of year between gift-shopping, cookie-baking, and party-going. It can be difficult to spare an hour here or a couple of dollars there when your time and money are directed toward the ones you hold most near and dear.

So, we are making it easy on you.

All you have to do is bring in five non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Better yet, to express our gratitude for your generosity, you will receive one of two gifts.

  1. 15% Off a Service Bill or a $100 Maximum Discount
  2. $25 Off Any MINI Collection Items, excluding Tires, State Inspections, and State Emissions Tests

It’s as easy as 1-2-3…4-5!

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Mini Goes to Santa Claus

Santa ClausThe address of the North Pole, a snowflake stamp, and a frantic race to the wreath-wrapped mailbox will not be necessary to send your Christmas Wish List to Santa Claus this holiday season.

MINI will be taking care of your delivery this year.

A fleet of three MINIs wished the BMW Group Headquarters in Munich Germany a festive farewell on Saturday, November 24th.

The destination?

Rovaniemi Finland, located right outside of the Arctic Circle.

With the carrying capacity of the MINI Clubman, the off-road capabilities of the MINI Countryman, and the go-kart-like MINI Hatchback, MINI will collect the wish lists of both children and adults from all around the world.

Participating countries include Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

In addition to the delivery, MINI could potentially set yet another Official Guinness World Record of “Longest Wish List to Santa Claus” with the nearly 1900-mile-trek.

The new MINI Paceman, the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally Winner, Rauno Aaltonen, and, hopefully, Santa Claus himself, will be there to welcome the crew to its final destination.

And, maybe, just maybe, some of those wished-for MINIs will be parked under the tree on Christmas morning.

MINI Coopers’ Motoring Hearts

Motoring HeartsThe holiday season is a time to express gratitude and to give generously to others.

And, that is what Motoring Hearts is all about.

With over 37,000 volunteer organizations, this partnership between Volunteer Match and MINI allows volunteers to discover opportunities that match their interests.

  • Visit http://www.miniusa.com/#/play/go_a_motoring/motoringHearts-m.
  • Proceed to visit the Motoring Hearts website.
  • Click “Get hooked up with the right volunteer opportunity.”
  • Enter a location, interest, and age group.
  • Search for your match.
  • After registering, you will be contacted by the organization.
  • After volunteering, you will receive a Motoring Hearts badge.

Do you give good advice? Are you a business professional? Do you enjoy cooking? Are you a runner or a swimmer? Do you love animals? Are you an international guru, a piano master, a former thespian? Do you love to shop?

Your local city of Pittsburgh offers volunteer opportunities for each of these interests and more.

  • Advice Counselor—Elder Wisdom Circle
  • Arthritis Foundation 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk—Arthritis Foundation Western Pennsylvania
  • Business Mentor—MicroMentor, An Initiative of Mercy Corps
  • Exchange Coordinator—EF Foundation for Foreign Study
  • Food Pantry Volunteer—East End Cooperative Ministry
  • Music Ministry—AseraCare Hospice
  • Pet Therapy Volunteer—Caring Hospice of Western PA
  • Swim for MS—Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
  • Usher—Quantum Theatre
  • Volunteer Shopper—Ursuline Senior Services

As Motoring Hearts would say, “Let’s be a bunch of good-for-somethings.”